Komodo liveaboard is undeniably fun! You got sensational sailing experience combined with extraordinary stay in a floating resort. Plus, there is Komodo’s ever-changing landscape spread around you, wallowing in tropical sun. Everything on this trip seems perfect, until you want to upload an update of the wondrous Komodo to your social media.
Whoops, no signal found.
While everything in and around Komodo liveaboard is ready to pamper your relaxation senses, there’s something you need to give up: connection to the rest of the world. Because, let’s face it. Getting signals in the middle of the sea can be quite difficult. But alas, most of us are already so attached with our smartphones that we cannot live a single day without it. Today’s cruising is almost impossible without bringing our smartphone along, even to the most remote part in the world like the Komodo.
Worry not, millennial adventurers. Here are five smart tips for using mobile smartphone on a Komodo sailing journey.
Adjust the Roaming Settings
The very first things to do before embarkation: always check and adjust your roaming settings, particularly when you have settled to an opportunity to get disconnected from the world. No one wants a surprise charge when they least expect it, isn’t it? Also, disable syncing and background data until you get back to land or set them to Wifi only.
Asks the Availability of Wifi
Some Komodo liveaboard of more luxurious classes provides Wi-Fi. Sometimes it’s been included on the liveaboard price, sometimes it comes in additional charge. Their signals, however, might not be as strong as you expect would be. Remember that onboard internet depend on satellites instead of the reliable cable and fibre-optic technology back in the land, which result in slower and unsteady internet. That means you’ll get only enough signal to keep checking in with partner or families.
Download All the Songs You Want to Listen To
If you cannot live without some music playing as your current soundtrack of life, then prepare the offline playlist. Even when your liveaboard has Wi-Fi. Because, slow speed internet aside, onboard internet packages are mostly offered in very limited quota. Music platforms like Spotify and Joox allows you to download songs that you can play offline. If you love to watch youtube, possibly download everything you want yo watch so you can play it offline on the ship. Now, you are ready for some chill in the liveaboard sundeck whilst listening to your favourite songs and watch Komodo’s gorgeous landscape slides by.
Fill the Leisure Time in Photo Editing Apps
One thing for sure when you go to Komodo: you’ll get a ton of stunning pictures that will last for a lifetime! There’s transparent blue water, pink beaches, Padar lookout, selfie with dragons, to a simple shoot in the handsome liveaboard itself. Naturally, you would want to share it with the world. However, uploading a single picture can be a daunting task that seemingly takes forever when you don’t have strong enough signals to do so.
Take advantage of leisure time in the Komodo liveaboard to edit your pictures in photo-editing apps. Dwell in effects, contrast, and lighting adjustment. Once you got back in land, you have a handful of amazing photo stocks (and well-written captions!) ready to publish. It’s time to wow your social media frenemies with perfectly curated vacation shots!